US Ambassador for Strengthening US-Pakistan Health and Economic Partnership

The ambassador of KARACHI-USA. US President Donald Blome visited Karachi on Tuesday to underscore the strong US-Pakistan ties and further strengthen the strong bilateral economic partnership as well as cooperation in public health. During his visit, Ambassador Blome met with representatives from the American Business Council, the Aga Khan University Hospital and a KFC-funded School for the Deaf to witness many ways the two countries are forging a strong partnership to build a strong partnership.

In his meetings with industry leaders at the American Business Council, Ambassador Blome discussed how the United States and Pakistan can facilitate broad, equitable and sustainable economic growth for both nations, according to a statement. Ambassador Blome commented: “I am committed to boosting bilateral trade and investment, especially through a new framework called the US-Pakistan Green Partnership that seeks to promote climate-smart agriculture and private sector-led growth in Pakistan. ”.

The United States is Pakistan’s largest bilateral trading partner and one of its largest sources of foreign direct investment, and US investment in Pakistan increased more than 50 percent last year. Blome met with the leadership of the Aga Khan University Hospital, where he learned about their operations and toured the facility. In 2012, the US Development Finance Corporation provided a $30 million loan to expand the Aga Khan hospital and healthcare facilities.

The United States remains committed to expanding health cooperation with Pakistan.

Ambassador Blome visited a KFC-funded school for the deaf and had lunch at one of KFC’s outlets that hire workers with disabilities. He was impressed to see that KFC not only donated to flood relief efforts, but was taking corporate social responsibility very seriously by creating meaningful job opportunities for the hearing impaired and leading the way toward inclusion. .

The US government has contributed $97 million to flood relief efforts to date, while the US private sector and US citizens have separately donated more than $32 millions.

“The US government is dedicated to expanding the full range of the US-Pakistan relationship, including education, people-to-people ties, clean energy, and health-related cooperation,” he said. the US ambassador. “Together, we can advance a more stable, secure and prosperous future for our two nations.”

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